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  • The Constitution of the People's Republic of Chinaby China Publications Centre

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    The present Constitution of the People's Republic of China was adopted in December 1982 by the Fifth National People's Congress. The 138 Articles published in this book have developed over the years since the founding of the Republic, and define the fundamental laws of the state. more...

  • Contested Citizenship in East Asiaby Kyung-Sup Chang; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.00

    Theories of citizenship from the West ? pre-eminently those by T.H. Marshall ? provide only a limited insight into East Asian political history. The Marshallian trajectory ? juridical, political and social rights ? was not repeated in Asia and the late nineteenth-century debate about liberalism and citizenship among intellectuals in Japan and China... more...

  • Continent, Coast, Oceanby Ooi Kee Beng; Ding Choo Ming

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2007; US$ 65.90

    This collection of articles takes a long look at the dynamics of regionalism in Eastern Asia and shows how although the past limits the future, its hold on our possibilities for peaceful coexistence is not as strong as we think. What makes this volume unique is that Taiwanese scholars are brought together with Malaysian scholars to discuss a subject... more...

  • De Facto Federalism In Chinaby Zheng Yongnian

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 111.00

    This book is the first attempt to conceptualize China’s central-local relations from the behavioral perspective. Although China does not have a federalist system of government, the author believes that, with deepening reform and openness, China’s central-local relations is increasingly functioning on federalist principles. Federalism as a... more...

  • Decision-Making Reform in Japanby Karol Zakowski

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In the election to the House of Representatives in 2009, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) almost tripled the number of its lower house members by winning 308 seats. It subsequently formed a coalition government with the Social Democratic Party and the People?s New Party. The new ruling party promised to completely overhaul policymaking mechanisms... more...

  • Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkeyby Ahmet Kuru; Alfred Stepan

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    While Turkey has grown as a world power, promoting the image of a progressive and stable nation, several policy choices have strained its relationship with the East and the West. Providing social, historical, and religious context for Turkey's singular behavior, the essays in Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey examine issues relevant to Turkish... more...

  • Democracy in Central Asiaby Mariya Y. Omelicheva

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    Promoting democracy has long been a priority of Western foreign policy. In practice, however, international attempts to expand representative forms of government have been inconsistent and are often perceived in the West to have been failures. The states of Central Asia, in particular, seem to be "democracy resistant," and their governments have continued... more...

  • Democratization in China, Korea and Southeast Asia?by Kate Xiao Zhou; Shelley Rigger; Lynn T. White III

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Rapid economic pluralization in East Asia has empowered local and medial groups, and with this change comes the need to rethink usual notions regarding ways in which "democracies" emerge or "citizens" gain more power. Careful examination of current developments in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia show a need for expansion of our understandings of... more...

  • Democratizing Taiwanby J. Bruce Jacobs

    BRILL 2012; US$ 103.00

    Taiwan is only one of four consolidated Asian democracies. Democratizing Taiwan provides the most comprehensive analysis of Taiwan's peaceful democratization including the past authoritarian experience, leadership both within and outside government, popular protest and elections, and constitutional interpretation and amendments. more...

  • Developments in Israeli Public Administrationby Moshe Maor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    The "Israeli History, Politics and Society" series comprises multidisciplinary studies that range from elections and the Yom Kippur war to the search for a true Israeli identity and the various initiatives to foment or prevent the peace process. This volume brings together a set of articles that try to estimate the direction of developments in Israeli... more...